Center to Produce Soft Bound Books for IPG Clients
Ann Arbor, MI - Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that it has partnered with Independent Publishers Group (IPG) to provide digital printing services for IPG clients out of IPG’s Chicago, Illinois distribution center. IPG is the original and second largest independent book distributor in the United States. The partnership offers IPG clients print-on-demand and digital short run services from the same facility where their books are stored, speeding time to market and eliminating freight charges.
“We can offer IPG clients a greater variety of stocks and trim sizes than they can get elsewhere plus the savings and efficiency of printing where orders are fulfilled,” said John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy. “It’s an ideal solution for helping IPG clients lower their inventory costs and improve cash flow without sacrificing availability.”
Staffed and managed by Edwards Brothers Malloy employees, the digital print center will produce a variety of finished goods including perfect bound books, saddle stitched booklets, laminated covers, and more.
"An on-site print center eliminates transportation costs and greatly increases speed," said IPG's CEO Joe Matthews. "It allows us to fill orders as they come in with no need to backorder."
Edwards Brothers Malloy opened its first digital print center in 1997 and its first print center in a customer location in 1999, using the same quality materials used in its offset operations to create books to the same exacting standards. The company now owns or manages eight digital print centers in the United States and the United Kingdom and offers global distributed print services through its partners in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Australia. The new IPG center is part of Edwards Brothers Malloy’s continuing investment in its digital print services and automated work flow solutions to help customers take time and costs out of book manufacturing and distribution.